Casino – Step Into an Alternate Reality


Stepping into a casino is like stepping into an alternate reality – a place where the color of the lights, the sounds of the slots clinking, and the smell of excitement can make even the most jaded person stop and marvel. This is why casinos invest so much money into their decor, lighting and entertainment – all to create an atmosphere that can’t be replicated.

It’s also why you don’t see clocks anywhere on the casino floor – casinos want their patrons to lose track of time, so they can keep playing for as long as possible. In fact, many casinos even prohibit dealers from wearing watches, because they can be a distraction for the players.

A casino’s primary attractions are their gambling games, of course – from the classic table games like blackjack and poker to the easier-to-master slot machines. Casinos offer a variety of betting options and strategies, so you can find the right game for you, whatever your skill level.

If Goodfellas put organized crime back on the map, Casino did even more to establish itself as a genre-defining masterpiece. With a top-notch cast led by Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, the movie lays bare an intricate web of corruption that extended far beyond the Vegas mob (their tendrils touched the Teamsters, politicians, and the Midwest mafia based out of Kansas City). In a world where violent, profane criminality was starting to come back into vogue thanks to Quentin Tarantino and other millennial auteurs, Casino was a zeitgeist-defining film.